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Sometimes Life is Messy
Sometimes Life is Messy

Can life get any more wonderful?

Look at that face.
Messy.  Fabulous.  Fun.
And I’m enjoying every minute of it.
Except the ants.
Because there’s always bits of food on my floor.
In my kitchen.
I’m trying low-impact ways of getting rid of them.
It’s slow.  And I’m growing impatient.
They’re very, very large ants.
Tomorrow at 5:30 on WBTV:
Leilani Munter.  Her mantra: 
Life is Short. 
Race hard. 
Live Green.
An environmentalist race-car driver?
This is going to be GREAT!
IKEA is Coming!
To Charlotte in Spring 2009.
What I read from today:  1 John 1 and “A New Earth.”
What I saw this weekend:  “Awakening”
What I’m doing tomorrow:  Friendship Trays with the boys.

90 Second Weekend Update

24 Hours of Booty – so far has raised more than $918,000 to fund cancer research and support to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and other local charities.

And it’s going national – the first “Booty” outside Charlotte happens this September in Columbia, Maryland.  Wow.  And it all started right here.  Incredible work!

Time Crunch – I’ve got more responsibilities, and less time to myself these days.  So the first thing to go was the commuting by bus.  It frustrates me.  The transfer is the deal-breaker.  So I’ve got a CATS Express bus pass… unusued… and I’m giving it away.

Friendship Trays needs drivers – Charlotte’s poor are getting nickeled and dimed to death.  Higher gas prices and higher food prices are hurting local families.   If you can share some time and gas money, there are routes available for the area’s meals on wheels program.  It’s a wonderful way to bring some joy and a hot meal to a homebound person.

Burgers and Ice Cream – We enjoyed a tasty meal out this weekend.  But it wasn’t what I planned.  A boxed meal I’d purchased recently and added fresh veggies to was contaminated with pieces of metal.  I’ve contacted the company – and I’m giving them time to respond.  Stay tuned.  This could get ugly.

An Ideal Husband

Sean and Asher

I LOVE the Sunday edition of the New York Times.  It’s always full of excellent, deeply-sourced stories that get my mind in gear for the work-week.  But my Sundays are so busy now with family and church I can’t seem to make time for this indulgence.  Besides, for the price, (5 bucks for the Sunday edition) I can put enough gas in my car to drive to work and back.

But I think God was trying to speak to me this week, through the Sunday Times.  I picked it up that day at Starbucks – sighed deeply, and put it back down, knowing I wouldn’t have time to get past the front page.  Then tonight, researching the story about the breakup of Alex Rodriguez and his wife (yes, researching)  – I stumbled into a Sunday op-ed story called “An Ideal Husband”.  (stay with me, here – I really am going somewhere)

In this column, Maureen Dowd talks to a priest about marriage advice.  This quote:  “That world-class misogynist, Paul of Tarsus, got it right when he said, ‘In all your dealings with one another, speak the truth to one another in love that you may grow up, ”  sent me straight to Biblegateway.com.  Click on it.  Now that’s good stuff.

Speak truth in love.  I needed to hear that.  I thought you might need it, too.  God spoke to me in lots of ways Sunday.  He even tried to speak to me in Starbucks.  Imagine that.  Is someone trying to speak the truth in love to you?  Are you listening?  Or do you need to have the courage to speak some truth to someone you love?

Sunday was also our 11-year wedding anniversary.  That’s Sean, holding baby Asher. 

Love you, my dear – handsome – kind – hardworking – Ideal Husband.

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